Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nigerian Poultry Workers Exposed To H5N1 For 14 Days, None Were Infected

The H5N1 blog has excerpts from a research report looking into a H5N1 outbreak in Nigeria in February 2006. For some 14 days, nearly 300 poultry workers and more than two dozen laboratory workers were believed to have been exposed to the H5N1 virus, but none fell ill with the virus, and none of the exposed are believed to show H5N1 immunity.

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Sounds like great news. At least in early 2006, the H5N1 virus was having difficulty making the jump from infected birds to humans.

Let's hope the virus continues to encounter such difficulties, crossing from species to another.

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